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Pinus wallichiana

Himalayan pine

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  • Pinus wallichiana | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Height20m to 40m
  • Spread5m to 13m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Pinus wallichiana (Himalayan pine). This is a beautiful pine which will grow tall and wide-spreading. The 5 sheath needles are about 6-8 inches long and blue-green. It will produce cones about 7-12 inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Bhutan pine, Blue pine, Pine

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental fruit.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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